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Investment Tax Credits Campaign

CBTU is urging the government to implement the Investment Tax Credits they committed to in the 2023 Federal Budget. Join our campaign and send a letter today!

In The Trades

Canada’s Building Trades Unions are connecting first-year Red Seal apprentices with small and medium-sized contractors across Canada through the federally-funded In The Trades program. Learn more about the program and apply below.

CBTU Statement on Cabinet Shuffle

CBTU congratulates the new federal ministers and thanks the departing ministers for their work during their time in office. CBTU looks forward to continuing to work with federal ministries to improve the lives of skilled tradespeople in Canada.

CBTU Statement on Sustainable Jobs Legislation

CBTU welcomes legislation for Sustainable Jobs released on June 15, 2023. Click the link to read more.

The Voice of Canada’s
Construction Workers.

Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) are the national voice of over half a million Canadian construction workers—members of 14 international unions who work in more than 60 different trades and occupations, and generate six percent of this country’s GDP.

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Sustainable Jobs
Sustainable Jobs

The Gov’t needs to ensure sustainable jobs for all stakeholders, including skilled trades workers.

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How are we
Building Canada?

Construction is Canada’s largest private-sector industry. Its direct impact on the economy is immense:




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of the GDP

Interested in a
Skilled Trades Career?

Through an online assessment and matching portal, prospective candidates will be able to explore all of the unique opportunities and career paths that exist in the unionized construction trades; assess their skills and suitability for a particular trade as a career; get matched with a local building trades union; and identify any gaps or supports they may need to get started.

Building Connections